Near Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A surprise find here was a raised-rectangular grave covered with sheets of mica, an exotic mineral not found in Ohio. Atop the mica were cremated remains of four people. Why were these four people honored so? Were they heroes or high ranking society members? We may never know. But we do know that the Hopewell honored their dead in differing social and economical ways, similar to American society today.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 22.59′ N, 83° 0.343′ W. Marker is near Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 104 1.7 miles north of U.S. 35. This historical marker is located in the, "Hopewell Culture, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Scared Purpose (within shouting distance of this marker); Effigy Pipes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Flourishing Culture (about 300 feet away); Ancient Monuments (about 300 feet away); Gateposts from the Northern Entrance to Camp Sherman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Sherman Memorial Park (approx. 1½ miles away); Camp Sherman (approx. 1½ miles away); Camp Bull (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Mound City Group. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Mound City Group. This web link is provided by the (Submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Anthropology & Archaeology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,056 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.